In 1957 "Don't Knock The Rock," a film starring Bill Haley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, The Platters, Gene Vincent, and Alan Freed, opened at London's Astoria cinema.
In 1965 The Rolling Stones recorded "The Last Time," the first A-side single written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards.
In 1966 The Outsiders' single "Time Won't Let Me" was released.
In 1968 Manfred Mann's "The Mighty Quinn" was #1 on the UK top 40 chart.
In 1969 "Lady Samantha" by Reginald Kenneth Dwight (aka Elton John) was released in England on Philips Records.
In 1970 The Doors' 2-night stand at the Felt Forum in New York was recorded for their forthcoming album, "Absolute Live."
In 1970 Soul giant Billy Stewart, 32, is killed in a car crash.
In 1970 "Psychedelic Shack" by Temptations entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1971 Marvin Gaye sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl V in Miami.
In 1972 Highway 51 South (Bellvue) in Memphis is renamed Elvis PresleyBlvd.
In 1973 Alice Cooper's album "Billion Dollar Babies" was released.
In 1976 "I Write The Songs" by Barry Manilow was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1977 Ringo Starr appeared on the cover of People magazine.
In 1979 Following a "weeklong slumber party," Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt announced plans to record an album of Country standards. "Trio" was released in 1987.
In 1981 Vince Neil joined Motley Crue.
In 1981 "Woman" by the late John Lennon entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1982 Tommy Tucker, 48, best known for his hit "High Heel Snickers," is overcome by toxic fumes and dies while refinishing his floor in his New York apartment.
In 1984 Rockwell's album "Somebody's Watching Me" was released.
In 1984 The album "90125" by Yes was certified gold and platinum.
In 1987 "Jacob's Ladder" by Huey Lewis & The News, "Mandolin Rain" by Bruce Hornsby, and "Let's Wait Awhile" by Janet Jackson all entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1987 "Shake You Down" by Gregory Abbott was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1990 The Who, the Kinks, Simon & Garfunkel, Four Tops, Four Seasons, Platters, and Hank Ballard were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1992 Garth Brooks hosted his first TV special on NBC.
In 1992 "Michael Jackson... the Legend Continues" special aired on CBS-TV.
In 1992 TLC's single "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" was released.
In 1995 Billy Joel was awakened at an Osaka, Japan, hotel by a powerful earthquake that hit nearby Kobe. Joel donated the proceeds from his Osaka concert to earthquake relief.
In 1995 Sir Mix-A-Lot made his TV acting debut in the title role of UPN's "The Watcher."
In 1995 Gilby Clarke announced that he was leaving Guns N' Roses.
In 1996 David Bowie, Jefferson Airplane, Gladys Knights & the Pips, Pink Floyd, the Shirelles, and Velvet Underground were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1998 "Truly, Madly, Deeply" by Savage Garden was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 2000 Garth Brooks was the big winner at the 27th annual American Music Awards, along with Shania Twain, Santana, and the Backstreet Boys.
In 2003 A new Bob Dylan song, "Cross the Green Mountain," premiered on AOL Music's First Listen program.